Julie Klassen is back with another historical novel. This time it's The Tutor's Daughter. This book is reminiscent of The Secret Garden and I loved it! It took me back to when I was little and read TSG for the first time.
Full of mystery, some romance, secrets, and heroism, this is one not to be missed. I spent way too much time this week devouring this 400+ page book. Definitely a winner from Julie Klassen, my favorite of her works so far.
From the back cover:
Emma Smallwood, determined to help her widowed father when his boarding school fails, accompanies him to the cliff-top manor of a baronet and his four sons. But soon after they arrive and begin teaching the two younger boys, mysterious things begin to happen. Who does Emma hear playing the pianoforte at night, only to find the music room empty? And who begins sneaking into her bedchamber, leaving behind strange mementoes?
The baronet's older sons, Philip and Henry Weston, wrestle with problems-and secrets-of their own. They both remember the studious Miss Smallwood from their days at her father's academy. But now one of them finds himself unexpectantly drawn to her...
When suspicious acts escalate, can Emma find out which brother to blame and which to trust with her heart?
Filled with page turning suspense, The Tutor's Daughter takes readers to the windswept Cornwall coast-a place infamous for shipwrecks and superstitions-where danger lurks, faith is tested, and romance awaits.
About the author:
Julie Klassen loves all things Jane--Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. Julie and her family live in Minnesota.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse.